Arizona Alpine

Alpine in Arizona may sounds like a bit of a misnomer. While Alpine in a specific sense refers to the European Alps, it is more broadly defined as anything relating to high mountains, specifically above timberline. This page, more than anything else, is to showcase the varied high summits across Arizona, particularly the alpine summits near Flagstaff and Eastern Arizona, as well as the numerous sky islands in Southern Arizona, separated by huge basins of hot Sonoran Desert. While most of these climbs featured will be above 8,000′, this page will also include some of the more remote and isolated summits across the state.




Name Class (I-V) Elevation Gain Mileage
Humphreys Peak Class II-III 3,400' 9.0
Mount Baldy Class I 5,200' 16.5
Miller Peak Class I 4,050' 12.2
Mazatzal Peak Class II 4,300' 13.2
Mount Elden Class I 2,500' 5.2
Mount Wrightson Class I 4,575 12.1
Browns Peak Class III-IV 2,800' 6.4
Mormon Mountain Class I 1,300' 6.4
Woodchute Mountain Class II 1,600' 6.6
Escudilla Mountain Class I 1,600' 6.6
Blue Peak LO Class I 650' 3.0
Spruce Mountain LO Class I 1,700' 7.2